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October has got plenty going on with exhibitions at Colonnade House showing that Worthing is brimming with ideas. So if you’ve ever wondered how to use an ordinary material such as cardboard to make extraordinary sculptures, or want to see some fine textile work by a new local group, make a date to come down to Warwick Street. Here are some brief details of our exhibitions this month:

Rachel Williams: Moths, Mushrooms and a Mother

Corrugated cardboard is not the first choice for most artists, but in Rachel’s hands this everyday material becomes a delicate and versatile medium for 3D work that ranges from giant moths to intricate panel designs. As a professional prop maker Rachel stumbled across the potential of cardboard during a model-making commission. Now a self-confessed cardboard geek, she is enjoying exploring her favourite subject – the natural world – through this under-appreciated material. You will be amazed.

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October Opening hours 10 – 5

Film Installation: Life-Line…Time

The film ‘Life – Line … Time’ is a collaboration piece created with student musician and producer Connor Burke. Connor’s soundscape is his response to the conceptual film created by Nicky which has the heightened sense of place, time and environment that comes from seeing Worthing with fresh eyes.

Tues 10 – Sat 14 October Opening hours:10 – 5

Good work – Rotary Worthing Steyne

From disaster relief to disease prevention, Rotary is known world-wide for its good work and this includes support for the local community and local projects. Come and find out more about how you could be involved, including the new initiative ARC-lite.

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October Opening hours 10 – 5

Curious Threads

New Beginnings is the first exhibition of newly founded group Curious Threads who specialise in contemporary quilt and textile art. Based in Southwick, their 12 members have a huge repertoire of techniques and have challenged themselves to reach new heights to produce work for this exhibition.

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 October Opening hours 10 – 5